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Great Plains Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapist in North Platte, Nebraska

  • Mission

  • To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

  • Position Summary

  • The Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP) is responsible for performing complex respiratory therapy procedures and to evaluate and assess the patient's need for therapy.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Education

  • Formal respiratory therapy training and registration or certification as a Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduation of an approved training program. Approved Training Program means a respiratory therapy education program which is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

  • Credentials

  • State Required: State of Nebraska as a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner - Any person who wishes to practice respiratory care after January 1, 1987 must obtain a license. Licensure examination means the National Board for Respiratory Care Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT) Examination approved by the Department on the recommendation of the Board.

  • GPRMC Required/Preferred: BLS (Am Heart Assoc) required when hired. ACLS, PALS, NRP required.

  • Physical Demands

  • Stand and/or walk constantly.

  • Sit frequently.

  • Visual acuity, hearing and color discrimination within normal limits.

  • Fine motor coordination within normal limits.

  • Push and/or pull 20 pounds frequently.

  • Lift 15 pounds frequently.

  • Carry supplies 10 pounds frequently.

  • Push and/or pull:

  • Six cylinder oxygen cart 20# Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Four cylinder oxygen cart 10# Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Computers on Wheels 6# push/8# pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Crash Cart 6#push 10# pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Patient in Wheel Chairs 20# or less Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Air Dyne Bikes- lift /push and pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy

  • Reach waist to shoulder constantly.

  • Grip and/or pinch within normal limits constantly.

  • Essential Functions

  • The LRCP demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned areas, including an understanding of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes respiratory assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.

  • Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the respiratory plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient's status.

  • Implements the respiratory plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.

  • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the respiratory plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.

  • Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, respiratory interventions and patient's response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.

  • Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.

    $5,000.00 Sign on Bonus